Faculty Profile

Adam Trahan

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Criminal Justice
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009.
Major: Criminal Justice/Don't shoot the messenger: Capital jurors' perceptions of attorneys
MA, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2004.
Major: Criminal Justice/The modern-day music man: A case study of consumer fraud
BA, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 2002.
Major: Criminal Justice/Minor: Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2021
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Summer 5W2 2021
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2021
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2021 Syllabus
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Spring 2021
CJUS 3500.800, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 4951.701, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2021
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2020
CJUS 3500.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 3310.900, Organized and Consensual Crime, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Spring 2020
CJUS 2600.800, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2019
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5800.950, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Summer 5W1 2019
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.950, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2019
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2019 SPOT
CJUS 5600.950, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2019
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2018
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5900.601, Special Problems, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2018 SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.950, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5600.601, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Spring 2018
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
CJUS 5900.601, Special Problems, Spring 2018 SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2017
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
CJUS 5800.901, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2017 SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Summer 5W2 2017
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.950, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2017
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2017 SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Spring 2017
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2016
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2016 SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Summer 5W1 2016
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2016
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2016 SPOT
CJUS 5600.790, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2016 SPOT
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2016 SPOT
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Spring 2016
CJUS 2600.501, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
CJUS 5850.900, Directed Studies, Fall 2015
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5950.005, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2015 SPOT
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 2600.900, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2015 Syllabus SPOT
CJUS 5800.900, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2015 SPOT
CJUS 5600.790, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2015
CJUS 5600.900, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2015
CJUS 5850.006, Directed Studies, Spring 2015
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2015 Syllabus
CJUS 5950.006, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
CJUS 5850.008, Directed Studies, Fall 2014
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2014 Syllabus
CJUS 2100.900, Crime and Justice in the United States, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
CJUS 3600.900, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2014 Syllabus
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2014
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2014
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2014 Syllabus
CJUS 3600.002, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2013 Syllabus
CJUS 4500.001, Administration of Criminal Justice Agencies, Summer 5W1 2013
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2013
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2013
CJUS 5600.002, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2013
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2013 Syllabus
CJUS 3700.002, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2013 Syllabus
CJUS 3600.002, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2012 Syllabus
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2012
CJUS 5850.008, Directed Studies, Summer 5W1 2012
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2012
CJUS 4870.002, Topics in Criminal Justice, Summer 3W1 2012
CJUS 5600.001, Advanced Criminological Theory, Spring 2012
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2012 Syllabus
CJUS 3700.002, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2012 Syllabus
CJUS 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2012
CJUS 5850.008, Directed Studies, Fall 2011
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2011 Syllabus
CJUS 5800.002, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2011
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2011
CJUS 3700.001, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2011
CJUS 3600.002, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CJUS 3700.002, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2010 Syllabus
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2010
CJUS 3600.001, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Summer 5W1 2010
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W1 2010
CJUS 3600.002, Criminology. 3600. Criminology, Spring 2010
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2010
CJUS 3700.002, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2010
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2009
CJUS 5800.001, Topics in Criminal Justice, Fall 2009
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2009
CJUS 3700.001, Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2009
CJUS 5850.008, Directed Studies, Spring 2009
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Spring 2009
CJUS 4901.001, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Spring 2009
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Fall 2008
CJUS 4901.001, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Fall 2008
CJUS 2600.001, Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice, Summer 5W2 2008
CJUS 4901.001, Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Summer 5W2 2008

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Trahan, A. (2016). Theory and research on latrinalia. Handbook on graffiti and street art. Routledge.
Journal Article
Peshkopia, R., Trahan, A. (2020). Support for the Death Penalty Reinstatement as a Protest Attitude: The Role of Political Trust. International Criminal Justice Review.
Trahan, A., Evans, D. (2020). Social exchange and the formation of prison visitation communities. 8(2), .
Trahan, A., Nodeland, B., Dixon, A. (2019). Public opinion of capital punishment: An intersectional analysis of race, gender, and class effects. Criminal Justice Review. 44(4), 452-469.
Trahan, A., Laird, K. (2018). The nexus between attribution theory and racial attitudes: A test of racial attribution and public opinion of capital punishment. Criminal Justice Studies. 31(4), 352-367.
Trahan, A. (2017). Public attitudes toward legal abortion, euthanasia, suicide, and capital punishment: Partial evidence of a consistent life ethic. Criminal Justice Review. 42(1), .
Trahan, A., Winkler, J. (2017). Race and Police Use of Force: A Regression Analysis of Varying Situational Approval from 1972 to 2012. 3(2), 142-154.
Trahan, A. D., Stewart, D. M., (2015). Examining the utility of frontloading mitigation in capital cases when faced with overwhelming evidence of guilt. Criminal Law Bulletin. 51(2), .
Trahan, A. (2013). The center holds quite well: An ethnographic study of social structure and control in Jehovah's Witness religious organization..
Trahan, A. (2013). Toward a pragmatic framework for mixed-methods research in criminal justice and criminology..
Trahan, A. (2011). Examining capital jurors' impressions of attorneys' personal characteristics and their impact on sentencing outcomes.
Trahan, A. (2011). Filling in the gaps in culture-based theories of organizational crime..
Trahan, A. (2011). Identifying factors that shape capital jurors' impressions of attorneys..
Trahan, A. (2011). Identity and ideology: The dialogic nature of latrinalia.
Trahan, A. (2011). In their own words: Capital jurors' reactions to mitigation strategies..
Trahan, A. (2011). Qualitative research and intersectionality..
Trahan, A. (2009). No evidence of suicide increase following terrorist attacks in the United States: An interrupted time-series analysis of September 11 and Oklahoma City.
Trahan, A. (2008). A test of competing hypotheses about homicide following terrorist attacks: An interrupted time-series analysis of September 11 and Oklahoma City.
Trahan, A. (2008). Taking account of the "'diminished capacities' of the retarded": Are capital jurors up to the task?.
Trahan, A. (2008). The relationship between life qualification, automatic death penalty voter status, and juror decision making in capital cases.
Trahan, A. (2005). Fraud and the American dream: Toward an understanding of fraud victimization.
Popular Press Article
Trahan, A. (2006). A model capital defense training program: Evaluation and final report.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Teaching
Zettler, H., Craig, J., Dixon, A., Trahan, A., "Inside-Out Prison Exchange Network Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (August 2021May 2022).
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Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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